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Small Groups


 

St. John’s offers a variety of adult classes and small groups.

  • Sunday Morning Classes:   The 9:15 AM Class meets weekly, the 10:30 AM class meets 2nd and 4th Sundays.
  • Short-term topical and Bible studies: Day and evening studies are offered throughout the year. Current offerings can be found below or in our Weekly Cornerstone Newsletter.
  • In Home study groups meet for 6-8 weeks at various times throughout the year.
  • Book Discussion Groups: Several times throughout the year, this group meets to discuss both fiction and non-fiction literature. All books have Christian elements or faith themes.

If anyone is interested in facilitating a Small Group Study, please contact Lara Bolte at 215-357-6998. 

NEW FALL STUDY OPPORTUNITIES 
(Listed consecutively by start date.)

There are three different ways that you can sign up for these new fall study opportunities: fill out the tear-off in your weekly church bulletin, put your name on the sign-up sheet on the yellow bulletin board by the Grace Cafe, or sign up online here.

 

The New Daily Study Bible: The Gospel of Luke, by William Barclay
Wednesday evenings, 7PM, beginning September 19
Grace Cafe

 


This group has been working its way through the New Testament, using William Barclay's The New Daily Study Bible as its guide. As described on Amazon.com, "For more than fifty years and for millions of readers around the world, the New Daily Study Bible commentaries have been the ideal help for both devotional and serious Bible study. William Barclay's brilliant communication, down-to-earth approach, and sheer enthusiasm have inspired generations of readers." They took a break over the summer, but will be starting up again on September 19 with Barclay's The Gospel of Luke. This is an ongoing Bible study run by Ken Lee. In his words: Our goals for the study are to deepen our understanding of the Word of God and Who Jesus is as revealed to us by the Scriptures of Jesus's life, ministry, death and resurrection. William Barclay is a world-renowned Biblical scholar whose commentary on these Scriptures will help reveal to us the understanding we seek and bring us closer to the God we love and serve. Please feel free to invite others and hope to see you for our study in His Name. and you can feel free to drop in at any time.The cost of the book is $15.
 
The History of Christianity: Resurrection to Rome, course developed by Paul Henry
TWO TIMES TO CHOOSE FROM!
Tuesday evenings, 7PM, October 2 - October 23, Parlor and Grace Cafe (First meeting will be in the Grace Cafe)
Tuesday mornings, 10AM, October 9 - October 30, Parlor

Resurrection to Rome, a four-week course to explore the early history of Christianity, will be taught by Paul Henry in October. The course will explore the incredible growth of the Christian Church from the few disciples of Jesus who gathered at the foot of the cross on Good Friday to a worldwide religious movement by 350 A.D. Come and find out the dynamics of this growth and learn about your own Christian DNA. This course will be offered on Tuesday evenings at 7 PM from October 2 – October 23, and also on Tuesday mornings at 10 AM from October 9 – October 30. A copy of the course outline is posted on the yellow bulletin board next to the Grace Café.
 

Eternity is Now in Session, by John Ortberg & Gary Moon
Monday evenings at 6:45, October 15 – November 12, Parlor


A 5-session journey to discover what it really means to be “saved.” For Christians, perhaps the deepest expression of what we’re waiting for is found in the phrase “eternal life.” But what is eternal life? Why do we want it? And how do we know if we have it? In the Eternity Is Now in Session Participant’s Guide, John Ortberg takes you on a radical journey of rediscovery, dispelling the myth that eternal life is something way out in outer space that we can only hope to experience after we die. Instead, John unpacks the reality that the moment we trust Christ, we are initiated into “eternal living” with God as a here-and-now reality, one that will continue beyond our life on this earth. We can truly know God, experiencing His presence, favor, and resurrection power right here on this earth – in the details, tasks, and challenges of daily, ordinary life. And as we begin to know God this way, we’ll realize each moment of our lives is a vehicle to the eternity we’ve been longing for all along. The study is led by Barbara Schneider and Carol Campbell and the cost of the book is $8.

 

 

ONGOING CLASSES 

Sunday School - 9:00 AM
Church Parlor
 
This group, run by Howard and Beppie Heinrichs, meets on Sunday mornings in the church parlor. This is an ongoing class, and you may join at any time.
 
 
The Wired Word - 2nd and 4th Sundays, 10:30 AM
Church Library (by the Youth Room)
 
This group, run by Eileen Phillips, discusses a current event to be discussed and analyzed in a Biblical context each session. Group members engage in meaningful discussions through insightful lessons and learn how Scripture relates to their daily lives. This is an ongoing study, and drop-ins are welcome.
 
 
 
 
St. John's Book Club - Wednesday, October 23, 2018
10:00 AM *and* 7:00 PM
Parlor
 
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is a brilliantly realistic journey back to an era of Chinese history that is as deeply moving as it is sorrowful. With the period detail and deep resonance of Memoirs of a Geisha, this lyrical and emotionally charged novel delves into one of the most mysterious of human relationships: female friendship.
 
St. John's Book Club offers two meeting times to accommodate everyone's busy schedules. Everyone is welcome!
 
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